Switching Keys.

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  1. EvolutionNine

    EvolutionNine EvolutionNine

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    I was wondering if it is possible to switch the key that you are playing in ex - f# minor to A# minor???


    I tried it in





    I don't think it is recommended. was just curious.

    Evo
     
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    Do you think it sounds good?

    If yes, do it.
    If no, don't.
     
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    There are no rules!
     
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    usually only works in pop music in the last chorus

     
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  5. EvolutionNine

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    :] I have tested some different combinations and don't like it.. ^^ good point on the vocals.

    What about SubBass I have say my top bass and sfx. I just can't seem to place a correct spot for it.

    This is EQed to my ears. Little pointers might help. Thanks :)



    And to Cor. Thats why I love the music.
     
  6. lbolive

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    Switching keys can work sometimes.. I think it worked well on this track, where there's a shift from Gm to A#Major on the breakdown.. it steers the track away from its generally dark feel to a much more uplifting, hopeful "mood"
    http://soundcloud.com/sevzero/metamorphosis
    If you look at the circle of fifths, A#Major is the equivalent major key for Gm...
    http://soundcloud.com/sevzero/metamorphosis
    Also, this popular dance track (and the simple minds track that it sampled) makes excellent use of a keychain to create this illusion that the track is constantly ascending (for lack of a better term)... I'm hoping to do that in one of my tracks one day..recreate that feeling:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMJo9w5W7ew